the hummer and the hawk

on the stump-

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hawkeye-

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Two of our backyard creatures
one in the front yard, the other in the back
both so different
yet both magnificent
both keep a watchful eye on me while I weed the gardens
one is just a bit more intimidating than the other  🙂

home

morning gardenLavande- grand opening

an apron full

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The places we escape to, are often right here at home

I’ve been scarce here lately. Both of my sons came home for a visit and we enjoyed some much needed family time. And since it’s summer, like many of you, I have been spending a lot of time outdoors. In fact, most sunny mornings I take my laptop out on our deck and do all my photo editing. I now have a new little assistant..

taking a snack break..

Meet Cheeky…she works for peanuts
and sunflower seeds.

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and thanks to my sons, Cheeky is enjoying the good life..

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“We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway of love
Wind’s against our back
We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac”

Looking forward to catching up with everyone this week.

Blizzard of 2015

hello Juno

our dinner guest

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hot cocoa break

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Snow storm Juno roared in and left us with 34 inches of light fluffy snow
nice gift, huh?
But seriously, it is the season and I actually think snowless winters are rather boring
By then end of February, I’ll be wishing it all away
but right now, I’m loving the beautiful blanketed landscape and the wonderful quietness it brings.

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”
~ George Harrison

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Did you know that January 21st was Squirrel Appreciation Day?

A big thank you to The National Wildlife Federation for including my photo in their recent article.

morning blanket

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snow day

tongue out

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found a peanut

“The country seems bigger, for you can see through the bare trees. There are times when the woods is absolutely still and quiet. The house holds warmth. A wet snow comes in the night and covers the ground and clings to the trees, making the whole world white. For a while in the morning the world is perfect and beautiful. You think you will never forget.”

~Wendell Berry

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, friends.

If you are looking to curl up with some good reading, you may want to consider visiting a new online magazine, The Writing Garden. The editor, Suzy Hazelwood was so nice to feature my photo on the cover…but it’s the writing inside that really shines. Enjoy!

walking into september

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sept. Collage

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turtle Collage

leaf Collage

 

web Collage

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oh, hey there

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”
~ Peggy Toney Horton

Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts